Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thrifty Finds

Welcome. Today I will share with you one of my true loves. This painted side board. About 3 years ago I picked this up at a thrift shop. I paid about $50.00 for it. I had seen this art design and color combination once before and just loved it. I had a friend do the art work (I thought the art was a little to detailed for my painting skills, so I turned it over to a more experience person).My friend worked on it for about two weeks. When she finished she wasn't sure if I was going to like it. Well, she was wrong! I love it. It's in my "parlor". It has a dual purpose, all the storage space and a pretty piece of art. I'm not one to do the be fores & afters of my TRASHformations, I'm sorry I don't. I'm trying to get better at that. I think I don't do it because I'm excited to get the project going so the end result can be get redesigns such as this. Please be sure to visit Diane @http://diane1876.blogspot.com/ for some more great finds.
Have a blessed day
Marie

14 comments:

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Marie ...

Thank you for taking the time to leave a note for me at my Southern Lagniappe blog. I'm glad it led me to your lovely "Romance and Relics."

I love your sideboard -- it's very elegant and truly a work of art.

Sincerely,

Janie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Marie,
I don't have before and after pics of alot of stuff either. But I've gotten better since I started blogging.

I love this sideboard. It is beautiful...especially the color.

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Dawn said...

Good morning Marie (That's my middle name!) The side board is just beautiful. Your friend did an outstanding job. It really is beautiful!

take care,
Dawn

ann said...

I want it!!!!!!!!!!!I am looking for one similar.What a great,great find.And your friend did an excellent job painting it...Ann

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Marie, A true treasure! I love the color on it..you have a lovely bloghome...I am coming back to peek around some more!

ellen b said...

Marie,
I really really like this sideboard and the art design on it is just beautiful! What a great piece to enjoy...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Very, very pretty and feminine, Marie! And a great price!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Sherri S said...

Beautiful table. Love the color. Love that it also doubles for storage.

jeanne said...

Marie, the painted piece is gorgeous. I do love it for the lovely painted look of it. Thanks for sharing such a sweet piece.

Hugs...Janne

Mary said...

Marie, Your sideboard is so pretty, your friend did a lovely paint redo on it. I wish you had the before pic!

Mary said...

Marie, I love your new banner! Did you do that yourself?
I'm off on Wednesdays and I really lucked out with all the snow days we have had on Wednesday!
Marie, do you go to the Philadelphia flower show? I went the past 2 years and am going again this year. The theme is Bella Italy! I can't wait!
Have a great day..Mary

JudyBug said...

Marie, That is just stunning! I love it!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Good Morning Marie!

I don't think I responded to the kind message you left for me? Thanks so very much for coming by! I'm so new to this blogland thing and am still trying to figure out how things work. Your little green/rose cabinet turned out so sweet. I'm in the same boat as far as forgetting to take before pix. I was actually just thinking about that last night. I have a couple of re-do projects I'd like to share too! :-)

Have a wonderful day!
Warmly,
Spencer

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